Spiced cauliflower & pomegranate salad

I first had this delicious salad at book club made by fellow book clubber Rosie, and it was a recipe from Waitrose. I’ve adapted it to make it more flavoursome. 


Cauliflower and chickpeas are roasted with fragrant garam masala to give this veg-packed salad a gently spiced warmth. I like to serve it with roast chicken, pizza or salmon.

    • Serves 6
    • Prepare 10 mins
    • Cook 35 mins
    • Total time45 mins
    • Plus cooling



400g baby new potatoes, washed and cut into small chunks

4 tbsp olive oil

One large Cauliflower washed, leaves reserved, the rest cut into medium florets

400g can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed

One heaped tsp garam masala

100g Tamarind Paste

One heaped tsp clear honey

One large lemon juice

One heaped tbsp Chaat Masala

One red Onion, diced

180g Pomegranate Seeds

25g pack coriander, washed and finely chopped

150g Natural or Greek Yogurt



  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC. Toss the potatoes with 3 tbsp oil, season and spread out in a large roasting tin or tray Roast for 5 minutes. Toss the cauliflower florets, leaves and chickpeas with the remaining 1 tbsp oil and the garam masala; season and add to the tin or tray. Mix thoroughly and coat. Roast for 30 minutes, stirring halfway, then leave to cool for about 15 minutes. 


2. Meanwhile, make a sauce by mixing the tamarind paste, honey and 2 tsp water; set aside. In a large mixing bowl or platter, stir the lemon juice, chaat masala, red onion, and pomegranate seeds and add half of the coriander. Add the cooled vegetables and toss everything together.


3. Spoon over the yoghurt, then the tamarind sauce. Scatter with the reserved coriander to serve. Delicious as a salad the next day for lunch or supper. Keeps for three days in the fridge.

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